DOMINA EPIC TV SERIES
READY TO START NEXT WEEK
|Domina begins next week on Sky's channels|
|The series will also air on Epix in USA later in June|
|Actress Kasia Smutniak plays the lead role of Domina|
|Matthew McNulty is the first emperor of Rome Augustus|
|The costumes in the series were done by Oscar winning designer|
DOMINA EPIC TV SERIES
will, similar to the legendary I, Claudius classic series which followed her grandson, probably have that subdued tone filled with dialogues, intrigues and
interior scenes, rather than be a dynamic adventure filled
with battles and action, at least judging from the photos and trailer.
The story follows Livia
Drusilla, a naïve young girl, whose world
crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination. But using plenty
of intrigue she eventually becomes
Rome's empress by conniving to marry
emperor Augustus. She then ends up navigating her way through a brutal
male dominated society by means of
conspiracy, seduction and murder to
become Rome’s most powerful and influential empress and to secure power
for her son, Tiberius (who wasn't even Augustus' son, but came from her
marriage to Tiberius).
|Ben Batt is Augustus' friend Agrippa in the series|
|Liam Cunningham is Livia's father in the new historical series|
|Our dear Lex Shrapnell plays Crassus in the new series|
|Agrippa and Augustus fight together for Gaius to become emperor|
WHO'LL ELSE BOW TO DOMINA?
Kasia Smutniak is playing Livia Drusilla, with the young Livia played by Nadia Parkes who was scandalously awful in the atrocious Spanish Princess.
They are supported by an international stellar cast including Liam Cunningham playing Livius, Livia’s father, and Colette Tchantcho as
Antigone, Livia’s best friend, ex-slave and closest ally. Created and written by Simon Burke, the series also stars Matthew McNulty as the future emperor Augustus, the first emperor of Rome, and Livia's second husband,
Christine Bottomley as Augustus' ex wife Scribonia, Ben Batt as Agrippa, Agustus' friend and a consul who helped him become emperor, Enzo Cilenti as Tiberius Claudius Nero Livia's first hsuband, while Claire Forlani
plays Claudia Octavia, Augustus' sister who wants her son to succeed his uncle and not one of Livia's sons from her first marriage. Our dear Lex Shrapnel is
Crassus. Isabella Rossellini makes an appearance playing Balbina, an early enemy. Tom Glynn Carney plays young Gaius Augustus. Ewan Horrocks plays Livia's second son Drusus.
|Tom Forbes will be Sextus in the new series|
|Augustus was known as a great orator of Rome|
|Isabella Rossellini plays an old enemy of Livia's|
|The series will air in eight hourlong episodes in the first season|
|Oscar winner Gabriella Pescucci created the costumes for the series|